Enhancing Your Child's Wellbeing...
(...a daily diet)
The Oxford English Dictionary defines wellbeing as, "The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy."
We believe that someone's wellbeing level is the result of every experience they have had. Shorter term wellbeing is closely linked to our immediate or recent experiences as well as our character, personality and resilience. We know that, with commitment, wellbeing can be modified and improved and in school we do this on a day-to-day, hour-by-hour basis by creating positive, happy, safe, caring, supportive, enjoyable environments and relationships. This is our pupils' considered daily diet of social, emotional and physical interactions.
As a parent you can help your child to have a high ongoing state of wellbeing through the daily diet of conversation, interactions, activities and the messages you give them.
Children (and adults) with higher levels of wellbeing are more resilient and able to deal with life's tougher times which they will inevitably face. High levels of wellbeing are really important in both the short and longer term and allow us to life fulfilling, happy, enjoyable lives.
There are lots of resources and detailed guides about wellbeing and supporting mental health at www.getselfhelp.co.uk and here's an A4 poster with the 12 main areas which will maximise wellbeing, health and happiness for children and adults alike.